The First Mormon Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney is the most recent member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to seek the office of president. But the first Mormon to seek the White House was also the first Mormon -- Joseph Smith Jr., the founder of the Mormon Church, whose 1844 presidential campaign is historically notable not only because it was the first one in which the candidate was assassinated. Smith's campaign 163 years ago was quite a bit different than Romney's, of course. In Romney's highly...Full Story
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